May 20, 2024

Vivian Cheruiyot announces Puma move with Paris bronze

Vivian Cheruiyot announces Puma move with Paris bronze
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The Kenyan finished behind Ethiopia’s Mestawut Fikir who excelled on her debut at the distance by winning in 2:20:45, three seconds from compatriot Enatnesh Tirusew,

Vivian Cheruiyot, the 2016 Olympic 5000m champion and four-time world champion on the track is now working with PUMA as her shoe sponsor.

Cheruiyot, who had been out of action for close to three years, making a return to racing with a fifth-place (1:11:26) finish at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon in October 2023, competed in the Paris Marathon on Sunday 7 April, donning her new sponsor’s attire.

The 2018 London Marathon winner in a personal best (PB) time of 2:18:31 and runner-up in the same year's New York Marathon has previously been under one of the biggest sporting brands for years.

Cheruiyot proved that she still is a force to reckon, with a third-place finish in 2:21:46, in what was the 40-year-old’s first marathon in five years.

The Kenyan finished behind Ethiopia’s Mestawut Fikir who excelled on her debut at the distance by winning in 2:20:45, three seconds from compatriot Enatnesh Tirusew, also on her debut.

In the men’s race, Mulugeta Uma made it an Ethiopian double by taking the title in 2:05:33, 15 seconds from Kenya’s Titus Kipruto. Elisha Rotich, the course record-holder and 2021 winner, was third this time in 2:06:54.
 


Women
1 Mestawut Fikir (ETH) 2:20:45
2 Enatnesh Tirusew (ETH) 2:20:48
3 Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:21:46
4 Valentina Mateiko (KEN) 2:24:21
5 Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:24:48
6 Yenenesh Dinkesa (ETH) 2:26:00
7 Medina Armino (ETH) 2:26:01
8 Ethlemahu Sintayehu (ETH) 2:26:03
Men
1 Mulugeta Uma (ETH) 2:05:33
2 Titus Kipruto (KEN) 2:05:48
3 Elisha Rotich (KEN) 2:06:54
4 Bethwell Kipkemboi (KEN) 2:07:08
5 Cosmas Muteti (KEN) 2:07:37
6 Deso Gelmisa (ETH) 2:07:39
7 Mathias Kyburz (SUI) 2:07:44
8 Dejane Megersa (ETH) 2:08:41